SHOPPING'S MY CARDIO
Founder and editor of this successful online guide to living with style.
"From wardrobe advice that works in the real world to travel tips, beauty picks, home design and amazing eats, SMC is here to help you live with style and substance."
"This fall's trends are over the top, but after too many seasons of reinterpreted classics and minimal silhouettes, we're more than ready to cast aside our classics in favor of a new order. This is not the time for shrinking violets or shy wallflowers. This season, fashion favors the bold."
"Get creative with alternative display options: I’ve seen everything from clipboards or binder clips on nails, to installing a large magnetic board that lets you casually display a grid of prints with tiny magnets. Be sure they’re not valuable, since unframed prints are more likely to be damaged over time. But all art doesn’t have to be precious – have fun with it! "
Guest expert for two consecutive iVillage.com Holiday Community Challenges, a month-long series featuring interactive guides, timelines, tips and techniques designed to provide readers with foolproof holiday strategies.
"While the holidays can bring back happy childhood memories, they can just as easily be a major source of stress. Today, we’ll offer a few tips for dealing with common causes of holiday crazies, and a few alternative activities to help you actually enjoy the time with your family."
"Thanks to a few moves to sunnier (and pricier) climes, in the last two years my square footage has been sliced, diced and julienned into a shred of its former glory. Don't even get me started on what this has done to my closet situation."
Salt Lake Magazine
"[The designer's] primary concern while furnishing the apartment was not a synergy of style, but rather a feeling of home."
"Overgrown with hedges, cobwebs and weeds, Jim and Sandy Crowley's home began as an average forgotten house in the suburbs."
"Experts say that moving is among the most stressful, traumatic life events, right up there with getting married and giving birth. I think they're underselling it."
Travel and design guide to Portland, Oregon